This video shows the the life cycle of a single drop of water through the pages of an elaborate pop-up book. It contains nine scenes that were animated using 1,000 photographic stills shot over the course of a year.
Helen Friel is a freelance Paper Engineer and Illustrator, living and working in London. In 2009, Helen graduated from Central Saint Martin’s with a First in BA Graphic Design. Her work has been featured in Papercraft, Papercraft 2, Grafik, Design*Sponge Online and Aesthetica Magazines.
“The accuracy of paper engineering is what appeals to me most about it. I found the hit and miss nature of drawn illustration quite stressful. With paper, you can keep making and adjusting models until they’re right.” Helen Friel
We enjoyed this behind-the-scenes video of the making of Revolution.
Read an interview with paper engineer Helen Friel here.
If you are interested in exploring paper art yourself, you could start with Bettina Pauly’s Carousel Book Workshop